(PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Through the use of energy efficient technology, the City of Utica has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at eight of their facilities. Specifically, the lighting technologies which were implemented into the buildings have met and exceeded the requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) to be certified as “Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings.” Through the EPAct Gives Back™ program the city has been rewarded for their initiatives and stewardship.
The energy saving measures demonstrates the City of Utica’s strong commitment to the local environment and tax paying community. The lighting system improvements alone will save tax payers more than $113,000 per year in utility costs. The reduction in energy consumption decreases the city’s carbon emissions by 146,000 lbs. (730 tons) a year. This is equivalent to the city removing 128 cars off of local roads or planting 3,628 additional trees in the community.
The city went through an intense engineering analysis and inspection process in order to meet all the requirements of the Energy Policy Act, administered by Walker Reid Strategies, Inc., and have received certificates for their achievements in Energy Conservation. Their commitment to a Greener city is admirable and an example to other institutions.
About City of Utica:
The City of Utica is located in Oneida County in the “Mohawk Valley” in Central New York. The City has a rich history as well as recognition for being the socioeconomic hub of Oneida County. The city has been implementing energy efficient technology for several years as an overall energy management program.
About Walker Reid Strategies:
Walker Reid Strategies is a Licensed Engineering Firm that specializes in the EPAct 2005 §179D Certifications. The Firms staff administers the EPAct Gives Back™ program and oversees all engineering analysis and inspections required. Walker Reid is headquartered in South Florida and is committed to the development of sustainable buildings and reducing America's Carbon Footprint through Energy Conservation and the 2005 EPAct §179D Incentive.